NEWS: New Play Declan to Make Debut Online

Written and performed by Alistair Hall will be available to watch online from the 19th June.

Alistair Hall in Declan © Jamie Luke Scoular

It has been announced that Alistair Hall’s play will be streamed online to help raise funds for The Actors Centre having closed its doors temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Set in a Wiltshire suburb, Declan is a contemporary ghost story, exploring isolation, fear of the outside world and the distance between two friends. As Jimbo recalls the disappearance of his best friend Declan, he is plagued by ghosts of the past, present and future. With the scent of Declan thick in the air, this is a story of magic realism and total obsession.

Available to watch from the 19th to the 28th June, the play is written and performed by Alistair Hall and directed by playwright, director and actor Alexis Gregory, following his 2020 residency at Soho Theatre, London for Sex/Crime and a UK tour of the critically acclaimed verbatim piece Riot Act. The production will also feature videography by award-winning filmmaker Layke Anderson (Mankind and Dylan’s Room).

While the play will be making its online debut this month, it will make its on-stage debut at The Actors Centre later this year.

Talking about the play, director Alexis Gregory said: “Declan, with a great performance from the writer himself, Alistair Hall, is a wonderful piece that beautifully mixes fantasy and reality, truth and lies. At this challenging time for our industry and as we try to find new ways to share our stories, I am really excited to be directing this special digital version of Declan for streaming by The Actors Centre.”

Declan will be available to stream online through The Actors Centre website from 7.30pm on the 19th June until the 28th June.

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